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Yasin Bhatkal shows no remorse over blasts

August 30, 2013 19:06 IST

Arrested Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal and his associate have "without any remorse" acknowledged that they carried out many bomb blasts so as to "send a message", a top district police official who interrogated the terror mastermind, said.

"Bomb blast karta hu message dene ke liye (I carry out bomb blasts to send a message," Bhatkal was quoted as saying by Motihari Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar, who played a key role in arrest of the two top Indian Mujahideen operatives from Raxual on Indo-Nepal border and who initially questioned the two.

The Motihari SP had interrogated Bhatkal and Asadulla Akhtar alias Haddi at his office along with some NIA officials for more than three hours before producing them in the court of chief judicial magistrate for transit remand on Thursday.

The SP told PTI the top IM terrorists talked about atrocities being committed on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar but denied any role in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts on July 7.

"Though he is denying, we feel his involvement in the Bodh Gaya explosions is on the higher side of probability," Kumar said that further investigations can throw light on the matter.

Atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is stated to be a potent reason behind Bodh Gaya blasts that had left two monks wounded, including one hailing from Myanmar, on July 7.

Kumar said Bhatkal and Haddi expressed no remorse for triggering the many blasts that killed a large number of people in different cities.

The Motihari SP had launched a search for Bhatkal on the Indo-Nepal border for the past four days before finally arresting him with his associate from Nahar chowk in Raxaul, about 225 km from Motihari.

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